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Adjective
Verb
Present participle for to damage or diminish by continued friction
“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
Verb
Present participle for annoy
“… nothing chafes us so much as those telemarketers who call during the dinner hour.”
Verb
Present participle for to excite heat in by friction
“A shiver passed through Darius, and he began to chafe his arms to push some warmth back into them.”
Verb
Present participle for become or make annoyed or impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience
“They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.”
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